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Ex-Officer Is First in C.I.A. to Face Prison for a Leak
New York Times ^ | January 5, 2013 | By SCOTT SHANE

Posted on 01/05/2013 4:42:13 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee

WASHINGTON — Looking back, John C. Kiriakou admits he should have known better. But when the F.B.I. called him a year ago and invited him to stop by and “help us with a case,” he did not hesitate.

Only an hour into what began as a relaxed chat with the two agents — the younger one who traded Pittsburgh Steelers talk with him and the senior investigator with the droopy eye — did he begin to realize just who was the target of their investigation.

On Jan. 25, Mr. Kiriakou is scheduled to be sentenced to 30 months in prison as part of a plea deal in which he admitted violating the Intelligence Identities Protection Act by e-mailing the name of a covert C.I.A. officer to a freelance reporter, who did not publish it. The law was passed in 1982, aimed at radical publications that deliberately sought to out undercover agents, exposing their secret work and endangering their lives. . .

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News
KEYWORDS: 2012; 201301; aclu; cia; cialeak; doublestandard; fbi; hypocrisy; kiriakou; leaks; mediabias; plamegate; zubaydah
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1 posted on 01/05/2013 4:42:20 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee
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2 posted on 01/05/2013 4:46:28 PM PST by jimbo123
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Mr. Kiriakou first stumbled into the public limelight by speaking out about waterboarding on television in 2007, quickly becoming a source for national security journalists,


3 posted on 01/05/2013 4:57:23 PM PST by Wisconsinlady (The only thing to stop a bad person with a gun, is a good person with a gun.)
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To: Wisconsinlady

I’m not up on this but if that is true, I hope he enjoys his 30 month honeymoon with “Bubba”. He definitely was not CIA material.


4 posted on 01/05/2013 5:08:04 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Where can I pick up a 2013 Mayan calendar?)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

The Obama DOJ has prosecuted more leaks than anyone else in modern U.S. history.


5 posted on 01/05/2013 5:09:12 PM PST by Theoria
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Yup. He will WISH waterboarding was his only problem once he meets Bubba.


6 posted on 01/05/2013 5:11:23 PM PST by Wisconsinlady (The only thing to stop a bad person with a gun, is a good person with a gun.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

There is no such thing as a ‘relaxed chat’ with the FBI or any LEO. The only reply for a request to chat is, “charge me & you can chat with my lawyer.”


7 posted on 01/05/2013 5:24:30 PM PST by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Had to go find a link I saw about a year ago. Don’t talk to the police...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wXkI4t7nuc


8 posted on 01/05/2013 5:28:01 PM PST by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Obama is the one who should be in prison.


9 posted on 01/05/2013 5:47:13 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: Brad from Tennessee

I once spoke confidentially to a reporter-—Big mistake, Nothing is confidential to them

Never again. Reporters can KMA they are only a little lower on the snake scale top Lawyers.


10 posted on 01/05/2013 6:11:36 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Wisconsinlady; FlingWingFlyer

Rape is hilarious evidently, who knew?


11 posted on 01/05/2013 6:12:39 PM PST by ansel12
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Since when did leaking classified or sensitive information become a problem?
I've done it throughout my career and I'm a virtual hero to my voters!

12 posted on 01/05/2013 6:15:05 PM PST by Baynative (Those that work for a living are now outnumbered by those that vote for a living.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Should have kept his mouth shut and done his job. You reap what you sow.


13 posted on 01/05/2013 6:19:30 PM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: Twotone

Say only 3 things after a self-defense shooting:

1) I was in direct fear for my life,
2) I want to speak with my attorney,
3) That’s all I have to say.


14 posted on 01/05/2013 6:24:37 PM PST by carriage_hill ("I meant to say maggot, but I have a lisp.")
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Well that was a somewhat interesting article.
1. The guy is a blabbermouth (not entirely unusual)
2. He liked working for the CIA and did some good things but had mixed reviews
3. He seemed to like hobknobbing with journalists even more than his former job
4. He wrote a book but still owes his lawyers 500k
5. He provided a name of an agent (and probably a lot more info) to a journalist: “If I’d known the guy was still under cover,” Mr. Kiriakou said, “I would never have mentioned him.”

Near the end of the article he notes wryly that his fervent supporters now include both the Liberty [University] Christians and an array of left-wing activists.

15 posted on 01/05/2013 6:38:22 PM PST by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Obama is the one who should be in prison.

No, they should share a cell because the guy will probably talk Obama to death. One plausible point of the prosecution is that Obama (and Holder) want to gain some control over the CIA which includes people to the right and left. This guy happens to be towards the left (although it is hard to pin down). It is pretty clear that he blabbed some classified info and was rightfully prosecuted.

16 posted on 01/05/2013 6:43:36 PM PST by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: ansel12

Ah. Who said anything about rape?


17 posted on 01/05/2013 7:06:12 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Where can I pick up a 2013 Mayan calendar?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

You did. “Honeymoon with Bubba”. Cruel and not funny.


18 posted on 01/05/2013 7:15:08 PM PST by Perkalong (GOP 2012 = Whigs 1856)
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To: Perkalong

Rape on a honeymoon. That’s weird. I guess it’s a liberal thing.


19 posted on 01/05/2013 7:26:10 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Where can I pick up a 2013 Mayan calendar?)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

He should have known better;
DO NOT TALK TO THE POLICE.


20 posted on 01/05/2013 7:29:18 PM PST by SJSAMPLE
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